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Nine marathons in nine days

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When Hillsboro native Johnny Clemons lines up Monday for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, he will feel relieved. He’ll feel relieved because he wasn’t there last year with his family at the finish line as they were the previous two years, and because he will be starting the last of nine straight days of running marathons.A 1996 Hillsboro High School graduate, Clemons is one of 26 runners, most them fellow graduates of Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., who are running 1,075 miles from there to Boston, Mass. to deliver about $60,000 in relief efforts related to last year’s bombing at the marathon that left three dead and many others injured.


Patrol commander arrested for domestic violence

The commander of the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested Friday on charges of domestic violence, according to the Wilmington Police Department.Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyend said Saturday Lt. Michael Sanders was arrested Friday evening by law enforcement officials from the WPD after an investigation into an alleged incident that occurred Tuesday night.Weyand said his office received a call about a disturbance taking place downtown on the s...

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Lady Indians claim title at Paint Valley Invitational

BAINBRIDGE – Led by individual first place finishes from Allison Goolsby, Megan Overberg, Mallory Overberg and three really teams, the Hillsboro girls track team won the nine-team Andy Haines Paint Valley Invitational on Thursday.Final team scores were: Hillsboro 149, Zane Trace 131.5, Adena 128, Huntington 74, Paint Valley 70, Southeastern 55.5, Lynchburg Clay 41, Western Latham 5 and Fairfield 2.Following are the Hillsboro placers in each event:3200m R...

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Suicide squeeze in final at bat lifts Fairfield over Whiteoak

Down three runs and facing Whiteoak’s Kiley Sosby, who had pitched a perfect game the night before, the Fairfield Lady Lions rallied to tie the game with three runs in the sixth inning then won in dramatic fashion in their final at bat when Cynnamon Sova-Davy laid down a perfect two-out suicide squeeze bunt to score Kaitlin Evans from third base.“The Lady Wildcat defense was caught off guard as was most of the fans. Kaitlin Evans easily scored and Cynnamon was safe at f...

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Vicki Sue Denner

Vicki Sue Denner, 58, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.She was born Dec. 7, 1955 in Greenfield, the daughter of the late Gerald and Dorothy J. Neel Estle.Funeral services are incomplete at Turner & Son Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

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Game of crash the eggs, anyone?

I was talking to my sixth-grade nephew the other day about his parents hosting the Gilliland family annual Easter gathering this year. “So, Gabe,” I asked, “are you going to hunt Easter eggs this year?”Being in the sixth grade, I thought maybe he was at the age where he might be thinking that Easter isn’t “cool” anymore. But the answer I got was nothing of the kind.I do not recall his exact words, but with almost no hesitation he...

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McClain Show Choir ‘Spectacular’ is April 26

The McClain Performing Arts Boosters will present the annual McClain Show Choir “Spectacular” on Saturday, April 26.The production has been a long-standing tradition of the performing arts program at McClain. The theme of this year’s show is “Dreams.”The production is very similar to “Opening Night,” which is presented at the beginning of each school year. It features songs, dances, and a running script which ties all the acts to...

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Earley accepts position in Germantown

Rick Earley, who was a part of the Hillsboro City School system for thirty years, was recently hired as superintendent for the Valley View School District in Germantown.“I realized I wasn’t ready to retire,” Earley said of the position in Montgomery County. “I still felt I had energy to give.”Earley retired in January, after having been superintendent of Hillsboro City Schools for three-plus years.“But I guess he’s not...

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Highland County drug deaths at state average

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis, and Highland County officials are not surprised.The Times-Gazette recently took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic in a three-part series produced by Civitas Media newspapers. This week, the state said that 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012,...

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G3 partners with MHS agriculture students to grow garden plants for community

Greening Greater Greenfield (G3) has partnered with agriculture students at McClain High School to help make garden plants and marigolds available for community residents.G3 has agreed to purchase the seeds that were planted in the greenhouses near the vocational building by agricultural science teacher Michael Sykes and his VoAg and FFA students. The tomatoes, peppers and other garden plants will be big enough to plant outside soon for residents wishing to start gardens....

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The Laurels of Hillsboro hosts egg hunt

Hillsboro preschoolers are pictured with staff members at the The Laurels of Hillsboro, which held an Easter egg hunt for them.

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NCB donates to St. Mary Catholic School Scholarship Program

NCB donated $1,500 to the St. Mary Catholic School Scholarship Program. Pictured are Mary Stanforth, left, St. Mary Catholic School principal, and Heather Cummings, NCB corporate contributions committee member.

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SSCC student info sessions April 21-24

If you are planning on becoming a student at Southern State Community College, plan to attend Steps to Success, a series of new student information sessions planned for April 21-24 on all four campus locations.The sessions will be held at the following dates and locations:• Monday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m., on South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, Fincastle;• Tuesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m., on North Campus, 1850 Davids Drive, Wilmington;&#...

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Daniels presented Distinguished Service Award

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels was presented the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association at the Statehouse during the 63rd Ohio Youth in Government program. The award is presented annually to one who actively advances programs and opportunities for Ohio youth, and champions their accomplishments.

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Lynchburg-Clay High School announces honor roll

Lynchburg-Clay High School has released its honor roll for the third grading period.Ninth Grade – Hayley McConnaughey, Cheyenne Clift, Katilyn Lang, Shelby Marshall, Samantha Pierson, Alexis Waits, Brittany Ernst, Heaven Spurlock, Abigail Bedard, Cody Tye, Austin Balon, Aubrey Stroop, Rebecca Stewart, Isaiah Jones.Tenth Grade – Devin Pierson, Chelsi Hacker, Bailey Leininger, Allison Little, James McConnaughey, Felica Mootz, E...

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Justin McRoberts concert at Hillsboro church April 27

Everyone is invited to attend the Compassion concert at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church on April 27 with singer-songwriter Justin McRoberts taking the stage at 6 p.m.The concert is sponsored by Compassion International, an interdenominational Christian child development ministry.

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Police Reports

Arrests March 31:Melanie Evans, 28, Hillsboro, for failure to appear.Melissa K. Monoskie, 42, Leesbug, for theft and forgery.Juvenile, 17, Hillsboro, for theft.Juvenile, 17, Hillsboro, for theft.Autumn Cray, 32, Mt. Orab, for failure to appear.Gregory S. Martin, 43, Hillsboro, for three counts misuse of a credit card.Arrests and Citations April 3:Victoria M. Piercy, 39, Leesburg, citation, failure to displ...

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Take Note

Living Last SupperThe Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association and the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene invite you to experience the Living Last Supper. Actors will recreate the last hours that Jesus spent with his disciples; teaching them truths that will impact all eternity.This free event will be held Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 8250 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro. An additional performance will be held Saturday, April ...

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